Who We Are

Despite having many institutional homes for children and youth without parental care in Egypt, there are no unified standards of the "care" provided to children and youth raised without parental care. and how to apply those standards and how monitor and evaluate its impact on the children's development.  That's why Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages is established. Wataneya is the first NGO registered under the Ministry of Social Solidarity since 2008 to develop and implement "Quality Standards for Alternative Care" within institutional homes. It aims to provide a safe and healthy environment for the upbringing of children and youth to become independent indivuduals able to reply on themselves and contribute to the society.

In June 2014, a ministerial decree No. 188 was issued, officially mandating the "Quality Standards for Alternative Care" within institutional homes on a national level"

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